View Vacancy -- Family Support Worker
Family Support Worker x2
Salary: £30,324 - £31,998 per annum
Contract: 1x permanent 1x 23 months fixed term
About the role
This is an exciting time to join the Early Help and Prevention service delivering a locality-based family support service to children and families facing multiple and complex issues. Our teams include youth provision and the Troubled Families agenda, as part of an integrated whole family approach to delivery. Early Help services form an integral element of the wider early help partnership offer available across Haringey, responding to needs assessed as being below Tier 3 (London Safeguarding Children’s Board guidelines), and builds on and complements other services delivered, including universal provision. This role delivers direct support to families, usually in their homes to help resolve issues, build capacity and prevent escalation to statutory services. Undertaking holistic family assessments and working collaboratively to deliver effective family support plans is central to strengthening families and enabling them to become more resilient and less reliant on services. We evidence the impact of our work through a consistent approach to assessment, timely recording and regularly reviewing plans and family progress as part of the team around the family approach.
By establishing a visible, accessible and flexible service and demonstrating our willingness and ability to work collaboratively with other providers we will enable more families to address the challenges which prevent them from making progress and be more accountable as part of a cohesive early help partnership. In this way we will develop stronger, better informed and more responsive local networks to effectively support individual, family and community needs.
If you have the people skills and enthusiasm to help deliver our vision of early help and can rise to the challenge of outcome-focussed, direct family work in Haringey then please complete the on-line application form
Above all, you will need to be a collaborative, task focused and assertive individual with proven ability to achieve the best outcomes for families in challenging circumstances.
Although a recognised professional qualification (level 4 or equivalent) in a linked field, such as education, youth work, social care or working with parents and families may be beneficial, it is not a requirement. You will however, need to be able to evidence substantial equivalent experience of working with vulnerable families from diverse backgrounds to deliver improved outcomes. You will need experience of completing good quality assessments and understanding the needs of children, young people and families in order to co-produce an outcomes-focussed plan. You will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding and child protection procedures.
Full skills and knowledge requirements are in the attached Job Description/Person specification.
Other requirement/How to apply
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.
Closing date: 25th March 2018